Greenhouse

Inside Greenhouse: Carmen Agouridis and Mary Arthur

Two of the faculty co-directors, Carmen Agouridis and Mary Arthur, share some of their thoughts about the exciting new opportunity that Greenhouse can provide for students living on campus.

UK’s Greenhouse is designed for students interested in learning different aspects of their local environment, all in the context of sustainability. Greenhouse students will extend their classroom learning through community engagement with organizations and like-minded students committed to developing a sustainable Lexington.

Visit the website for more info: greenhouse.uky.edu

With New Living, Comes New Learning: LLP Continues to Expand

With a new era in student living well underway on the University of Kentucky campus, so too is a new era of learning. This is an era that fosters learning beyond the classroom

$200,000 Available for Sustainability Projects

The University of Kentucky Sustainability Challenge Grant Program is funding sustainability projects on campus for the second year and with double the funds. This year, $200,000 is available to interdisciplinary teams working on sustainability-driven projects.

Welcome Wildcats!

The University of Kentucky and the College of Arts & Sciences is proud to welcome new students and members of the many Living Learning Programs offered for freshman.

Creative Programs in Food Deserts Teach Kids Valuable Lessons

Traveling eight miles to the nearest grocery story doesn’t sound too bad, unless people have to make that trip without a car.

Cultivating Sustainable Community in a Campus Garden

Vibrant sunflowers, tomatoes, peppers, herbs and more thrive alongside homemade bamboo trellises and watering hubs in an 86-plot garden. Corn stalks grow tall while cabbage blooms in a plot across the walkway.

Real World Sustainability: Greenhouse Students in the Community

Achieving environmental sustainability requires creativity and active involvement, not just understanding. Greenhouse students who took Mary Arthur’s 1-credit course, “Real World Sustainability: Stepping into the Community” during the spring 2015 semester share their experience in this video. The course provided students with the opportunity to learn how others have developed new ideas in the service of sustainability, and how they are implementing those ideas through the development of various types of organizations.

For more information, visit: greenhouse.as.uky.edu/

Special thanks to The Plantory, another wonderful Lexington organization, for letting us in to film one of our interviews. plantory.org/

Shop the Lexington Farmers Market at UK; Now Open Wednesdays!

Locally grown produce returns to the University of Kentucky for the Lexington Farmers Market's fourth season on UK's campus.

Greenhouse Student Testimonials

We interrupted a Greenhouse get-together to sit down with some students at our newest Learning Living Program, Greenhouse, just wrapping up its inaugural year. Listen to some of their favorite memories and learning experiences as freshmen.

WUKY's 'UK Perspectives' Gets Down to Earth With UK Sustainability Coordinator

WUKY's "UK Perspectives" focuses on the people and programs of the University of Kentucky and is hosted by WUKY General Manager Tom Godell.

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